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Personal Injury Law FAQ

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Personal Injury – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

A personal injury can result from many types of accidents or circumstances.  For instance a personal injury can arise out of negligence, accidents such as auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, train accidents, bus accidents, boat accidents, plane crashes, the list goes on and on.  Moreover, injuries or death can occur as a result of medical malpractice. If you are a victim of personal injury then you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent individual responsible.   The law limits the amount of time you can do this so it is wise to take action immediately.  The law of Personal injury provides monetary compensation to help the victims of personal injury to recover from their losses.  Their losses include pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and loss of services with their family.

It is critical to understand that if you wish to file a personal injury lawsuit then you must consider with the right personal injury lawyer the following important issues involved in filing a personal injury lawsuit.

First, you and your personal injury lawyer must speak about the time limit within which you must file your personal injury case. This time limit is known as your Statute of Limitations. Every single U.S state has its own Statute of Limitations.

With respect to your personal injury lawsuit, if your state’s Statute of Limitations has expired then you cannot file your personal injury lawsuit.   Make sure that you and your personal injury lawyer are clear on when to file your lawsuit so that Statute of Limitations does not stand in your way.

Secondly,  if you are filing a personal injury lawsuit it is best to hire a personal injury lawyer. Most of the personal injury lawyers work on contingency basis where you are not required to pay anything before hiring a lawyer. Your personal injury lawyer will only receive a percentage of the amount from the final settlement or verdict amount the personal injury case is won.

Most of the defendant’s hire aggressive defense lawyers who work for the best interest of their clients. Therefore, it is best to consult a personal injury lawyer. Your injury lawyer will help you steer clear of any complications arising out of your personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury lawyer will help you receive justice and compensation you deserve.

If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury in an accident or because of the medical malpractice of a doctor or hospital call the Personal Injury Lawyer for a free consultation at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.  The insurance companies have lawyers working hard for them and so should you.  There is no fee unless we win your case.

Defective Guardrails. Defective Guardrail Lawsuit.

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

One may think that a guardrail cannot be defective.  However, that thought is false.  A guardrail can be defective in the following ways:

1) Design defect of the guardrail; 2) manufacturers defect of the guardrail; 3) incorrect installation of the guardrail; 4) faulty guardrail maintenance; and 5) negligent or shoddy guardrail repairs.

The purpose of a guardrail is obvious.  But, what most people do not know is that a guardrail must react to a collision in a specific way.  If someone is involved in an accident on the road involving a guardrail and that accident was catastrophic in nature, the accident many times could have or should have been minor if it wasn’t for the guardrail.

The key to successfully litigating a defective guardrail case is to follow up with an attorney immediately so that the proper photographs and investigation of the guardrail can be conducted by your lawyers experts.

If you or a loved one were involved in an accident and a guardrail was hit please call the Guardrail Lawyers at 1(800)WE-FIGHT for a free consultation.  No fee unless we win your case.  We have convenient locations all over New York.  Hospital and home visits are available.

Traumatic Brain Injury Law and Lawyers

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Minor traumatic brain injury is one of the most undiagnosed or misdiagnosed conditions when a person is involved in an accident.  Usually car accidents involving whiplash, a violent jerking of the neck or impact of the head.  The presence of this condition also known as diffuse cerebral dysfunction is a problem when it goes undiagnosed and can have long lasting, permanent effects in some cases. 

The symptoms of minor traumatic brain injury (diffuse cerebral dysfunction) that the injured person typically has are as follows:

1) difficulty concentrating; 2) mood swings; 3) headaches; 4) blurred vision; 5) difficulty remembering (short term memory loss).  This list is not exclusive and other similar symptoms may present.

The are 1) reversible and 2) irreversible.  If you have been in an accident and you are experiencing any of the above symptoms it is vital that you see a neurologist as soon as possible.  If the problems persist it is important that you press your neurologist and request the neurologist refer you to see a neuropsychologist.  A neuropsychologist is a subset of neurology and this practitioner is critical in determining whether your diffuse cerebral dysfunction and cognitive deficits are traumatically induced (caused by your accident) or not.

You, the injured person, is the only one who truly knows your body and mind and it is important to be aware of the warning signs of this undiagnosed condition of minor traumatic brain injury.  If gone untreated this traumatic injury could have long lasting or permanent effects.  It is important to note that the impact sustained in the accident does not necessarily need to be a major one.  Seemingly minor jerking motions can, and often do, result in minor traumatic brain injury.  A lawyer experienced in these types of cases is a good ally to have.

If you or anyone you know was involved in an accident and believe minor traumatic brain injury is the cause of suffering please call the traumatic brain injury lawyers right away.

TRUCKING ACCIDENT – LAWYERS, LAWYERS, ATTORNEYS, ATTORNEYS

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Trucking accidents often come with severe injuries and a plaintiff’s inability to return to work.  Many times, the large verdicts discussed below in the National Legal News January 18, 2008 article reflect the remaining lifetime earning capacity of an individual.  Despite the difficulty of many motorcycle cases and a jury’s general negative feelings towards the owner and operator of a motorcycle, there was an excellent result in a verdict of fifteen million seven hundred thousand ($15,700,000.00) dollars. 

The publics general misunderstanding that large verdicts such as this are a windfall and essentially a lottery ticket are misplaced when one reviews the conservative estimates of the lifetime earning capacity of an individual and his current inability to work and support his family who depend on him to survive.  After all, this is what insurance is for.  We should all remember that tort reform takes away the rights of injured persons.  Notably, there have been various instances where a politician has caved to the special interests of insurance companies and passed tort reform laws to limit the rights of injured persons only to reverse their positions.  They reversed their positions and the law because they or a family member have personally experienced injuries and were not afforded fairness under the current law.

The article reviewed below is an example of our judicial system operating just and fairly for the injured.  My hat is off to the jury.  Well done. 

01/18 – National Legal News

A Los Angeles County jury has awarded $15.7 million to a man who was hit by a dump truck while riding his motorcycle in the San Fernando Valley.

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Jurors awarded plaintiff Barry Bowman, a 62-year-old security guard and former Los Angeles police officer, $11 million for his pain and emotional distress caused by the accident, which occurred in October 2004. They also awarded him $4.7 million for his medical expenses and lost income.

Bowman’s attorney, Michael Alder, says that Bowman suffered brain damage as a reult of the accident and now requires round-the-clock care.

According to Bowman’s lawsuit, the dump truck involved in the accident was operated by Tommie Wyatt Trucking, a company that had been hired by the city to transport asphalt.

During the trial, city attorneys disputed the city’s liability in the accident by arguing that the vehicle’s driver had finished working for the day and was not on a job site when the incident occurred. They also contended that the truck was traveling at 2 mph when it struck Bowman. Alder, however, claimed that it was moving at 14 mph.

The case went to trial after attorneys for both sides could not reach an agreement, Alder said, adding that city lawyers were unwilling to offer more than $50,000 to settle the case.

The city is currently deciding whether to appeal the verdict.

The fact that the city is currently contemplating whether to appeal is telling.  I suspect that they will not appeal as they are taking a huge risk in my opinion. 

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Gas Tanker Crash, Fire Closes LI Expressway – Call an attorney at 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Gas tanker crashes are becoming more coming, especially in high density areas in New York.  Filing a suit agains gas tanker companies can raise some complexity as the company or companies involved are usually out of state.  This may raise the legal issue of dealing with a personal injury civil suit in federal court (as the defendant will almost certain remove the case to federal court).

As such, it is important to retain a lawfirm with experience in these types of cases so they are ready to defend against and/or preempt a motion to remove the case to federal court.

Another issue that you contend with in these types of cases as a lawyer is the statute of limitations.  Depending on what state or what court, (state or federal level), the case ends up in will control the statute of limitations on the case.  Thus, the proper preparation and legal research is critical

If you or a loved one has been injured in a gas tanker accident please call us today, do not delay as the law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim.

Traumatic Brain Injury – Call a lawyer at 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Traumatic brain injury is a devastating experience for the injured party and their family.  However, there is a similar condition most injured persons involved in an accident do not know about.  It is a condition known as diffuse cerebral dysfunction or minor traumatic brain injury.

It is important to realized that diffuse cerebral dysfunction comes in two type, reversible and irreversible.  Whether it is traumatically induced or not is for a doctor to determine.  But it is critical that a person injured in an accident know the warning signgs which are, including but not limited to: difficulty concentrating, mood swings, short term memory loss (becoming suddenly forgetful about things), headaches and difficulty sleeping.

A shocking fact about minor traumatic brain injury is that the accident does not require a violent impact.  A simple jerk of the neck or bump on the head can cause it and result in a lifetime of struggle and permanent damage.  Once an injured accident victim understands the risks and realizes they need to see a doctor immediate examination by a doctor and treatment (if needed)  is critical.  A doctor known as a neurologist and then a neuropsychologist is the appropriate medical professional to see.  I would advise to first see your primary care doctor with your symptoms or complaints and have him or her determine whether a referral to a neurologist is the correct medical strategy.

If you or a loved one is experience the above symptoms and believe you might have minor traumatic brain injury from an accident your were involved in call an experienced brain injury lawyer right away.  The longer you wait the more difficult it will be to make you whole again.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – Call an attorney at 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Minor traumatic brain injury or mild traumatic brain injury occurs in many accidents and most people are not even aware that they have it.  It goes undiagnosed by many doctors.  It is typical in car accidents when someone sustains a head or a whiplash injury.  The difficulty in diagnosing this condition is that many times the condition arises in accidents that involve minor impacts not just severe impact collisions.

It is important to know the warning signs or symptoms and go the a neurologist who will be thourough in his examination and take a full history.  Moreover, choosing the right lawyer who is experienced in these types of injuries and cases is critical.

If you or a loved one has been in a car accident or any type of accident and you suspect minor traumatic brain injury please call the for a free consultation at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.  Do not delay as the law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim.

Traumatic Brain Injury – Word Memory Test – Call 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

When one sustains traumatic brain injury there are numerous tests that will be administered by a Neuropsychologist.  One such test is the Word Memory Test.

This test is critical but one of many tests that are used to determine the cognitive deficits, if any, that exist in a person complaining of traumatic injuries to the head or neck.

Obtaining the right medical treatment is vital.  The first step is to see a neurologist and, if he sees fit, he or she will refer you to a neuropsychologist for further testing of your cognitive status.

Hiriing the right New York lawyer experienced in traumatic brain injury cases is almost equally important as the doctor you choose.  If you do not the lawyer may not place the right value or seriousness of your case.  That can have disastrous effects on the settlement or verdict value of your case.

If you or a loved one has suffered traumatic brain injury as a result of a car accident or any type of accident please call the New York Traumatic Brain Lawyers at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.  A lawyer is standing by to speak to you right now absolutely free.

Traumatic Brain Injury – More Common in Men – Call 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare published a new report stating that men are two thirds more likely to suffer from a traumatic brain injury than women. The report shows that one in every 45 people suffer from an acquired brain injury, and more than two thirds of those suffering are men.

The report also states that men are more than twice as likely to be hospitalized from their injury as women, and men in the 25-34 age group were more than three times as likely to be hospitalized than women.

You can read more on the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare’s report .

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare published a new report stating that men are two thirds more likely to suffer from a traumatic brain injury than women. The report shows that one in every 45 people suffer from an acquired brain injury, and more than two thirds of those suffering are men.

The report also states that men are more than twice as likely to be hospitalized from their injury as women, and men in the 25-34 age group were more than three times as likely to be hospitalized than women.

You can read more on the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare’s report .

If you find this information helpful or have any questions about brain injury law and would like a free consultation please call the at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms & Signs – Call 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Minor traumatic brain injury is a very difficult condition to diagnose and goes largely undiagnosed because it frequently presents in car accidents or any type of accident that, seemingly, does not involve severe impacts.

Even if the impact was seemingly slight, as long as the impact was jarring enough you may be suffering from minor traumatic brain injury.  An impact involving whiplash or a jerking of the neck or a head impacting with a windshield or other part of the car or object puts one at risk.  As such, if you have experienced this you should see a neurologist right away.

The warnings signs or symptoms of minor traumatic brain injury include but are not limited to difficulty concentrating, short term memory loss, mood swings, difficulty sleeping, and headaches.  If a neurologist determines you may be suffering from minor traumatic brain injury he will refer you to a neuropsychologist for cognitive testing.

If you were hurt in any type of accident you may be suffering from minor traumatic brain injury.  Choosing a lawyer experienced in minor traumatic brain injury cases is vital.  Call the today for a free, confidential consultation at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.

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